Joshimath



Why visit Joshimath?

Where religion and dharma are considered as the two main elements of one’s life, the Joshimath temple enshrined at the Joshimath town restores our faith in the divine energy. Every year many devotees flock here to pay obeisance at the 8th-century Jyotrimath math or the Shri Shankaracharya monastery, manifested in the town itself. 


It is one of the four maths or monasteries that were established by Adi Guru Shankaracharya in the 8th century AD. One can see Kalpvriksha , the oldest tree of India which is believed to be 1200 years old and visit the other noticeable Hindu shrines that are located in the city. 


Among the important attractions of Joshimath includes a temple dedicated to Narashima, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Some other temples are dedicated to Hanuman, Gaurishankar , Ganesha, and Naudevi and Surya.




During winters, the town becomes home of the Lord Badri, whose idol is brought down from Badrinath temple to Vasudeva temple at Joshimath. Joshimath is being turned into a major winter travel destination as the government introduced winter Char Dham Yatra .


The tinsel town of Joshimath is also popular as a hill station as it seated at an elevation of 1,890 meters above sea level. Also, the two mighty rivers, the Alaknanda and Dhauliganga meet at the confluence of Vishnuprayag overlooking the town of Joshimath. And the view of Hathi Parvat and other Himalayan Peaks is mystifying. It is also the gateway of many Himalayan expeditions, trekking trails ,camping , and pilgrimage center.


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